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James Stephen "Murr" Murray (born May 1st, 1976) is a member of the New York based comedy troupe called The Tenderloins and is one of the characters of Impractical Jokers.

James “Murr” Murray is the constantly-smiling guy who looks like a ferret, according to his fellow Jokers. Like the rest of them, he’s from Staten Island. Murr has been acting and doing comedy for years. About the success of Impractical Jokers, he’s said: “I think the comments that we get all the time, and I consider this a huge compliment, is that we remind people of the friends they had growing up and what they do with their friends. That means we’re doing our job right.”

Murr told DenOfGeek that some of his comedic influences include Richard Pryor, Steve Martin, Mel Brooks, Kids in the HallI Love Lucy, and the Zucker brothers movies, among others.

Personal Life

Murr was the third Joker to lose his virginity, during which he wore two condoms. He was in a committed relationship with a woman named Tara, which ended sometime before the show began. Murr suffers from acrophobia (fear of heights) and ailurophobia (fear of sharks).

Murr has been described on numerous occasions as an asshole by the other Jokers. This is likely the reason as to why he often receives the most absurd or humiliating punishments.

Aside from his comedy career, Murr is also an author, having co-written a sci-fi horror novel called Awakened, which is now in the talks for a TV adaptation. Murr intended for Awakened to be the first of a trilogy. People who buy multiple copies of Awakened are in for a close encounter with this Joker. He says that he FaceTimes every person who buys at least 10 copies of it and reads them a chapter.

Trivia

  • Murr and Q have lost teeth in the middle of filming, both were caught on camera and used in the show. His issue escalated into a punishment. Both Jokers now have fake teeth.
  • He only speaks English, in spite of what was told in Out of TP. Murray claimed, "That was a joke in Season One, and fans picked up on it, and thought it was real."[1]
    • However, he asserted that he knows a few sentences in other dialects: "Where's the library?" in Spanish, and "I want to buy five pencils." in Mandarin.[2]
  • During one of their challenges in a pet store, Murr agreed to eat dog feces for $290.
  • Murr has both nipples and his belly button pierced from one of this punishments.
  • He shared an apartment with Joe when he was in high school.
  • Being of Irish ancestry, he is the only Joker to not have any Italian ancestry.
  • James ran for Congress as an April Fool's Day joke.
  • Murr had some of the most ridiculous punishments in the show. These include:

Punishments

Season One

Season Two

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

Season Six

Season Seven

Gallery

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-sJBth5cl8&t=6m50s
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-sJBth5cl8&t=6m50s